Metro Parent’s Virtual Summer Camp for Kids

Metro Parent’s 2016

Virtual Summer Camp for Kids

Join in the 2017 Virtual Camp from Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center now. The fun happens every other Friday, June 23-Sept. 1. It’s FREE!

Looking for even more summer fun? Check out Metro Parent’s 2016 Virtual Camp right here!

We put our brains together with the STEM smarties at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit – and our very own Izzy, the coolest hot pink-haired puppet this side of Sesame Street – to bring metro-Detroit kids ages 7-13 six exciting weeks of science.

  1. Play. During the summer of 2016, every other Monday, we launched fun videos demonstrating an experiment kids can do at home with simple supplies. There are six in all. And, even though the series is now complete, the videos are still yours to enjoy, any time of year.
  2. Expand. Download the free PDF guide that explains the concepts behind the activity. It’s also packed with extra resources and places to go to bring that specific science subject to life – suggested by metro Detroit educators and experts.
  3. Quiz. Each lesson has 10 fun questions about what your kid has learned.

Curious about the latest with this project? Click here to register for Metro Parent’s Virtual Camp!


Lesson 1: Inventing: Smartphone Speakers

Launched: Monday, June 20, 2016

You’ve got awesome music playlists on your smartphone. But you want to amp ’em up – on the cheap, and without any batteries or electricity. How can you do it?

Lesson 2: Insect ‘Engineering’

Launched: Monday, July 4, 2016

How can a wasp make its own paper to build a nest? Can you do it too – in a way that’ll attract these important pollinators to your yard?

Lesson 3: Elephant Toothpaste!

Launched: Monday, July 18, 2016

In chemistry, one substance is often a “catalyst” – it’s the “spark” that causes a reaction to happen. What’s a safe, fun way to watch this happen?

Lesson 4: Human Coding

Launched: Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

There’s a lot of buzz about “coding.” Really, it’s just a special language that tells robots what to do. Let’s find a way to illustrate this concept in real life.

Lesson 5: Stomp Rockets

Launched: Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

How do rockets launch? A little compressed air goes a long way! See how an empty pop bottle can propel a paper rocket through space.

Lesson 6: Plant Chromatography

Launched: Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Here in Michigan, the fall colors are brilliant. But why do plants’ leaves turn yellow, red and orange? Try this simple experiment to find out.

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